Musculoskeletal Pain in Children - When to Worry?

1 Hour
Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Develop and approach joint and muscle pain in children
  • Understand indications to manage pediatric musculoskeletal in the primary care office
  • Define when to refer t sub-specialist and which one?

Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, and family physicians.


Musculoskeletal pain is prevalent among school-aged children, with approximately 16% reporting limb pain. Recognizing the significance of early intervention, this course aims to equip primary care providers with the necessary skills to address musculoskeletal complaints in pediatric patients. Through this course, participants will develop a systematic approach to evaluating joint and muscle pain in children, gaining an understanding of the indications for managing these conditions within the primary care setting. Moreover, attendees will learn to identify situations necessitating referral to subspecialists, along with the appropriate referral pathways. By emphasizing the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment, this course aims to empower healthcare professionals in effectively managing musculoskeletal pain in pediatric populations, ultimately preventing potential complications.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Dr. Melissa Bent

Dr. Melissa Bent